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Written by By Toyin Owoseje, CNN

Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine is giving fans the chance to own memorabilia from his illustrious film career.

Personal items including the 88-year-old star’s gold Rolex watch – valued at £ 12,000 ($ 16,300) – and paintings from his personal collection will be slain in London on March 2.

The auction will feature memorabilia from Caine’s film career and paintings from his personal collection. Credit: Bonhams

Charlie Thomas, sales manager for iconic homes and collections at Bonhams, which manages the sale, told CNN on Monday: “Sir Michael Caine has an appeal that defies any age group or nationality, his films are part of the 20th century history and whoever the successful bidders are, they will own a piece of that history, an article with unmatched provenance. ”
According to the British Times newspaper, the “The Italian Job” star reluctantly sells many of his beloved items as he and his wife, Shakira, downsize a mansion in Surrey, south-east. England.
Michael Caine sells his collection of art and film memorabilia

Also up for grabs are Caine’s signature mounts. Credit: Bonhams

CNN has reached out to representatives for Caine for comment.

Thomas described the auction – which includes a director’s chair from the 1971 crime film “Get Carter,” in which Caine played gangster Jack Carter, and even a pair of the actor’s famous glasses – as the one of Bonhams’ most personal sales to Date.

He told CNN: “Sir Michael has collected these items for many decades and always bought what he loves rather than for any other reason, which makes this collection so incredibly special.”

Other notable pieces include a portrait of Caine by English painter Lincoln Townley, which is sold to benefit the child welfare charity NSPCC, as well as a film poster for the romantic comedy “Alfie “from 1966, which earned Caine an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Michael Caine sells his collection of art and film memorabilia

Caine’s portrait of Lincoln Townley will be sold to benefit a children’s charity. Credit: Bonhams

From his art collection, Caine is selling “Les Amoureux Dans L’Arbre” by Marc Chagall, which is expected to sell for up to £ 50,000 ($ 68,000).

“It’s going to be pretty hard to part with so many precious parts of my life and career, but now is the right time to move on,” Caine said in a press release, adding: “I hope these memories give their new owners as much pleasure as they gave us. ”


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